Posted by Rebecca Hopkins at 3/1/2013 10:00:00 AM
During the summer of 2012, I participated in a program called ECCO (Exploring College and Career Options) in which I did an internship at Merritt College. My mentor's name is Ms. Marta Zielke. She has been involved with the Spanish-speaking population at Merritt as a counselor for many years. I found working in an office atmosphere very fulfilling. The first thing I had to do was set-up a blog for the Centro Latino Program, which has a summer bridge program for incoming freshmen. One of my jobs was to explain to the students how to use the blog and the Facebook page also created for the program. I also created an Excel spreadsheet with all of the contact information of the student in the program.
I was amazed at how much extra effort my mentor put into each individuals’ education and progress. One of the things I learned was a greater respect for the community college education system. I plan on doing my undergraduate education at Merritt in the coming school year.
Internship Host Ms. Marty Zielke, with OUSD students Tesia Tuia and Linked Learning Blog Contest Third Place winner Ayrianna Nelson